- Beginning classes cover the basics of the sport of fencing in all three weapons: foil, sabre and épée.
All beginning program members are provided fencing equipment: masks, weapons, fencing jacket and glove.
Membership into the Red Rock Fencing Center is required at this level. You may come to as many classes in your weapon as you want per month. There is no limit as to how many beginning level classes you can attend. The more the better. See schedule page for times.
Beginning Fencing Classes
See Schedule for classes in each weapon
What you'll learn:
■ Fencing basics such as how to salute, advance, double-advance, retreat, double-retreat, lunge, and advance-lunge correctly and safely.
■ How to hold the weapon correctly and how to move with confidence. Emphasis will be placed on footwork and learning proper fencing distance of the fencer in relation to their opponent so all attacks and counter defenses will succeed
■ Two attack moves
■ Four defensive moves. (Parries and ripostes)
■ Rules and regulations as they apply to the beginning fencer
■ Fencing terms
■ Balance training
■ Basics about the fencing strip and where you fence on it and why
■ Beginning tactics and mental focus